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  • FTC targets online business listing operation

    A U.S. judge has temporarily halted a European operation that has allegedly taken millions of dollars from small businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations for unwanted listings in online business directories, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said.

    Written by Grant Gross29 July 11 04:29
  • FTC, DOJ crack down on money-making schemes

    A yearlong sweep targeting bogus employment and money-making schemes has resulted in more than 90 law enforcement and civil actions, including a restraining order against a company that made US$40 million by promising customers it would help them build Web-based businesses, U.S. agencies announced Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross03 March 11 06:01
  • US gov't worker pleads guilty to accessing student files

    A former employee of the U.S. Department of Education has pleaded guilty to illegally accessing confidential loan files of several hundred college students on an agency database, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

    Written by Grant Gross15 Dec. 10 09:03
  • Motorola files patent lawsuits against Apple

    Motorola has filed two patent lawsuits and a patent complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that a wide range of Apple products infringe its patents.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Oct. 10 06:30